Patents by Inventor Frank Barber

Frank Barber has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20160157571
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a telescoping band system that may be used to fasten an object to another object. An example of such a system is a watch band for securing a wrist watch to a user. The telescoping band system includes a plurality of linking elements that are coupled together. Additionally, one or more pass through elements extend through the linking elements. When the pass through elements are pulled, the linking elements move closer together. As such, the telescoping band system and adjust to the size of the object, such as the user's arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Thomas Custer, Tyler Wolfe, Frank Barber, Henry Itani
  • Patent number: 9285776
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a tightening apparatus, a wristband having the same, and a wristwatch having the same. In one embodiment, a plurality of pieces are coupled together and to a housing, and have one or more wires running through at least a first piece and a second piece of the plurality of pieces. The first and second pieces of the plurality of pieces are spaced a distance apart. The housing partially encloses at least a ratchet having a center axis, and a spool coupled to the ratchet, the spool being rotatable about an axis that is collinear with the center axis. The one or more wires are coupled to the spool, and are configured to wind around the spool when the spool rotates. As the spool rotates, the distance between at least the first and second pieces of the plurality of pieces is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: VORTIC, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Thomas Custer, Tyler Wolfe, Frank Barber, Mac Frederick, Jonathan Kolenda, Zachary Ryan, Sean McWhirter, James McMahon, Erick Bennes
  • Patent number: 5613966
    Abstract: A system changes the rate of operation of a smoke evacuator used with an electrosurgical generator during treatment of a patient electrosurgically at an operative site. A mono or bipolar circuit for electrosurgery has an electrosurgical generator, ESU. A switch in the circuit activates the ESU when keyed. An active output connects the ESU to supply radio frequency energy and a return input to the ESU receives energy. A handpiece has an active electrode and an active lead connects between the output and the electrode. A return lead connects the return input and has a terminus to the patient. A controller in the ESU controls the various output signals of the ESU in response to hand or foot switching inputs or sensed current in the patient circuit. A trigger is connected to the controller in the ESU. The smoke evacuator operates at a different rate when the trigger in the ESU is keyed. A rate controller adjusts the condition of its function per unit time in accord with the trigger on the ESU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: Valleylab Inc
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, David A. Zieve, Frank Barber